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  • An After-Evening with Peter Cook

    An After-Evening with Peter Cook



    I NEVER drop names!! BUT Jimi Hendrix once told me..."Brother...if you've hung out with the cat...then tell EVERYONE!"

    I got to my TV show called Hey Hey It's Saturday early one time and accidentally wandered into the Green Room (bar) there was THE Peter Cook himself! sitting all alone and looking like a mudskip in a desert. The bar was locked! So... I para-diddled that for him (I’m a drummer) and told him I was the Official Channel 9 Bar-Person (in leather jacket dirt
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  • An After-Evening with Peter Cook

    An After-Evening with Peter Cook

    I NEVER drop names!! BUT Jimi Hendrix once told me ..."Brother...if you've hung out with the cat...then tell EVERYONE!"

    I got to my TV show called Hey Hey Satddy early one time and accidentally wandered into the Green Room (bar) .

    there was THE Peter Cook himself! sitting all alone and looking like a mudskip in a desert. The bar was locked! So... I para-diddled that for him (I’m a drummer) and told him I was the Official Channel 9 Bar-Person (in leather jacket di
    ...
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  • SHE'S HERE,

    SHE'S HERE,



    Thank you all our Italian, Greek, Lebanese, East Asian and Sri Lankan friends!! For bringing us the good tucker, (food) and some mighty fine swear words too.

    My best friend at primary Nun’s school was Dominico Vespucci and he was the first real Italian I had ever met too. His front yard was all concrete and somehow they grew tomatoes out of it. His lounge room had more JMJ’s than the bloody church did (JMJ’s= Jesuses Marys and Josephs ie Santaria)
    ...
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  • The Aussie Jacksons

    The Aussie Jacksons

    I’m gonna do an article on the Jacksons!! And here it is!

    The Australian Jackson 5. For all of my musical professional jazz rock reggae starring drum career I’ve had it all, except the one the one thing I wanted the most. An article on ME!! A story on my jazz drumming the affable giant, the Leonard Feather of Australia, his benevolence, the IRREPRESSIBLE Adrian Jackson. Adrian is now Grand Honcho at the Wangaratta jazz festival and he also pens his learned jazz-tomes with Austra
    ...
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  • NAT ADDERLEY SNR COMES TO OUR TOWN

    NAT ADDERLEY SNR COMES TO OUR TOWN

    NAT ADDERLEY comes to Melbourne

    Nat Adderley Jnr is famous for producing 90’s Soul Star Luther Vandross, AND His daddy was Nat Adderley Snr the Brother of Julian Cannonball Adderley and top ten on the Trumpet and Cornet.

    This is sayin’ SMOMETHIN’ cos Cannon was the 2nd greatest alto sax man ever after Bird, and his brand of jazz was ‘Soul inflicted’ hence a wider, even hipper audience. We was so hip we was ‘Hep’!

    Brother Nat 1st graced us with ‘The
    ...
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  • BACK TO MY ROOTS, A Trip to Me'yole Melbourne

    BACK TO MY ROOTS, A Trip to Me'yole Melbourne

    BACK TO MY ROOTS. After seven years in the Far East, mainly in Beautiful Bali, Lombok, Laos, Big China and some of the little ones like Macau and Hong Kong I decided to return to Australia, visit me dear old Irish Mammy and have a chat with my blank manager about his and hers excessive fees and ‘wrong’ exchange rates.

    A taxi fare from Tullamarine Airport to Spencer St trains and buses was a week’s pay and Spencer St was now called Southern Cross. Why wasn’t I told?! I took the bu
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  • WENDY'S BEST

    WENDY'S BEST

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  • PETER TOSH'S WORD SOUND AND POWER in LEO'S SPAGHETTI BAR St KILDA

    PETER TOSH'S WORD SOUND AND POWER in LEO'S SPAGHETTI BAR St KILDA

    PETER TOSH’S ‘’WORD SOUND AND POWER’’

    IN LEO’S SPAGHETTI BAR StKILDA
    Too Rack and Ruin Times Dezzy’s Blog Featured Writer In 1983 Peter Tosh and his MIGHTY ‘Word Sound and Power’ Band came to Australia. My Afri-Cool Afro Caribbean band of Randy and Jah-Roots was chosen for the support act and we got to meet the Great prophet, Bob Marley’s first Singing Partner, and we ‘hanged out’ MARN!! After the concert at The Myer Music Bowl summa da Brederen graced us with their ...
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  • Dezzy McKenna Drum Star, Melbourne Grown International Peacenik

    Dezzy McKenna Drum Star, Melbourne Grown International Peacenik



    Greetings and Love, I and I just had free 'journalistics re-vamp up-grade I -Self lessons from St Michael Pacholli, (ed: just a very naughty boy mate!) I been on a 'pewter' since 1987, but dem geeks keep up-dating on me!!

    I a started as Musician-Journalist in 1969 age 14 for 2 reasons.



    1: The Press kept shit-bagging my Band and

    2: ''They'' Rob menzies and his nasty party non-Liberals were sending my school buddies to the War ...
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  • A Yarn About the Baltimore Guitarist O’donel Levy aka “Odee” - by Dezzy McKenna



    This was sent to me by my good friend, Dezzy McKenna. It was a yarn for me, but I loved it so much I asked him if I could post it, and he agreed.

    So this is 'The Yarn About Baltimore Guitarist O'Donel Levy' as told by Aussie Drumming Legend, Dezzy McKenna.
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  • An After-Evening with Peter Cook
    by dezzymckenna


    I NEVER drop names!! BUT Jimi Hendrix once told me..."Brother...if you've hung out with the cat...then tell EVERYONE!"

    I got to my TV show called Hey Hey It's Saturday early one time and accidentally wandered into the Green Room (bar) there was THE Peter Cook himself! sitting all alone and looking like a mudskip in a desert. The bar was locked! So... I para-diddled that for him (I’m a drummer) and told him I was the Official Channel 9 Bar-Person (in leather jacket dirt
    ...
    24 February 2015, 01:50 AM
  • An After-Evening with Peter Cook
    by dezzymckenna
    I NEVER drop names!! BUT Jimi Hendrix once told me ..."Brother...if you've hung out with the cat...then tell EVERYONE!"

    I got to my TV show called Hey Hey Satddy early one time and accidentally wandered into the Green Room (bar) .

    there was THE Peter Cook himself! sitting all alone and looking like a mudskip in a desert. The bar was locked! So... I para-diddled that for him (I’m a drummer) and told him I was the Official Channel 9 Bar-Person (in leather jacket di
    ...
    27 January 2014, 11:50 PM
  • SHE'S HERE,
    by dezzymckenna


    Thank you all our Italian, Greek, Lebanese, East Asian and Sri Lankan friends!! For bringing us the good tucker, (food) and some mighty fine swear words too.

    My best friend at primary Nun’s school was Dominico Vespucci and he was the first real Italian I had ever met too. His front yard was all concrete and somehow they grew tomatoes out of it. His lounge room had more JMJ’s than the bloody church did (JMJ’s= Jesuses Marys and Josephs ie Santaria)
    ...
    26 August 2013, 05:23 AM
  • The Aussie Jacksons
    by dezzymckenna
    I’m gonna do an article on the Jacksons!! And here it is!

    The Australian Jackson 5. For all of my musical professional jazz rock reggae starring drum career I’ve had it all, except the one the one thing I wanted the most. An article on ME!! A story on my jazz drumming the affable giant, the Leonard Feather of Australia, his benevolence, the IRREPRESSIBLE Adrian Jackson. Adrian is now Grand Honcho at the Wangaratta jazz festival and he also pens his learned jazz-tomes with Austra
    ...
    18 August 2013, 10:25 PM
  • NAT ADDERLEY SNR COMES TO OUR TOWN
    by dezzymckenna
    NAT ADDERLEY comes to Melbourne

    Nat Adderley Jnr is famous for producing 90’s Soul Star Luther Vandross, AND His daddy was Nat Adderley Snr the Brother of Julian Cannonball Adderley and top ten on the Trumpet and Cornet.

    This is sayin’ SMOMETHIN’ cos Cannon was the 2nd greatest alto sax man ever after Bird, and his brand of jazz was ‘Soul inflicted’ hence a wider, even hipper audience. We was so hip we was ‘Hep’!

    Brother Nat 1st graced us with ‘The
    ...
    11 August 2013, 01:21 PM
  • BACK TO MY ROOTS, A Trip to Me'yole Melbourne
    by dezzymckenna
    BACK TO MY ROOTS. After seven years in the Far East, mainly in Beautiful Bali, Lombok, Laos, Big China and some of the little ones like Macau and Hong Kong I decided to return to Australia, visit me dear old Irish Mammy and have a chat with my blank manager about his and hers excessive fees and ‘wrong’ exchange rates.

    A taxi fare from Tullamarine Airport to Spencer St trains and buses was a week’s pay and Spencer St was now called Southern Cross. Why wasn’t I told?! I took the bu
    ...
    27 June 2013, 10:25 AM
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